Asked on Mar 25, 2012

Kitchen faucet water flow

Deanna EPlumber26KMS Woodworks


i am not getting immediate water flow in the kitchen fawcet when turning on the water. there is a delay and then it spurts a few times before the steady flow begins.
Any ideas on what the problem may be? Solution?
7 answers
  • 3po3
    on Mar 26, 2012

    It could a clogged aerator, which is an easy thing to check and fix. Here's some info:

  • AA Marble & Granite, LLC
    on Mar 26, 2012

    Check the pressure. Sounds like it might be low. You may need to put a pressure regular on there. They, the plumbers, have been adding them to washers for several years.

  • Could be a number of things. Is the kitchen faucet the only issue or do you have similar pressure problems in other baths? Checking the aerator is fairly easy but I'm not sure that's what it is. Get a soft cloth and wrap it around the aerator before applying the pliers so it doesn't scratch the surface. Once removed, visually inspect the aerator for debris. Hold your finger on the inside and flip it over to run water through the outside edge of the screen to clear the debris. What kind of faucet do you have there....a newer pull out?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 27, 2012

    With the aerator removed continue to use the faucet for a few days. This will let you "see" if it is an aerator problem. If real damaged of clogged a replacement can be rounded up. If you continue to get air..then you will need to expand your trouble shooting....are you on a well or city service?

  • Plumber26
    on Apr 11, 2012

    and it could be, if you have the type w/ a side sprayer, the diverter may be getting stuck inside faucet. most times it will cause the faucet to make a "knocking" sound

  • Deanna E
    on Apr 14, 2012

    do you have any type of water filter hooked up on the water line anywhere?

  • Deanna E
    on Apr 14, 2012

    we had a filter system hooked up under the floor in crawl space we didnt know to check and we had low flow until we found out the filter was so so old....replaced it and we had full water flow.

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